We excel at representing ordinary people by recovering monetary damages and fighting for changes in consumer safety laws.
For over 34 years, the focus of my career has been the prosecution of those who have intentionally or carelessly harmed children and other innocent victims. In 1983 I began my career as an Assistant State’s Attorney for Baltimore County and rose to become the head of the Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Division. Upon leaving public service in 1990, I employed the trial skills I learned representing the victims of crime to my representation of the victims of childhood lead poisoning, medical malpractice, police misconduct and abuse, wrongful death and serious personal injury. Recently, I have been involved in the investigation and prosecution of cases involving the abuse of mentally disabled and autistic individuals at the hands of their care givers.
I have also devoted my time to improving the legal community by participating as an instructor in programs aimed at training new lawyers in trial advocacy and acting as a mentor to young lawyers. I have lectured and trained prosecutors, trial lawyers, police, social workers, and parents in the areas of child abuse, lead poisoning and trial advocacy.
I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland in 1979 and my law degree in 1983 from the University of Baltimore. I am also a graduate of the acclaimed Trial Lawyers College and the National College of District Attorneys. I am admitted to practice in Maryland, the U.S. District Court for Maryland, and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. I am presently a member of the Maryland Association for Justice and the American Association for Justice. Since 1997 I have received an AV Peer Review Rating from Martindale Hubbell the premier lawyer rating service. Only approximately 10 percent of practicing lawyers receive an AV rating, which indicates that the lawyer is recognized by his peers and the judiciary as possessing the highest levels of legal skill and integrity.
When I am not working hard for my clients, my wife and I most enjoy spending time with each other, our five grandchildren, our family and friends. I am also a passionate portrait painter, poor golfer and at times successful cook.